At the annual Winter National Doubles held at Trailer Estates Jan. 25, finishing Jan. 30, 19 of 32 places were won by players from the home district. Rain delayed some play until Saturday.
FL P-17 National Doubles at Trailer Estates, M/L Open Doubles, 75 points. Men Main: 1. Dave Kudro-Jerry Everett, 3. J.R. Rathburn-Larry Toole, 4. Jerry Stannard-Ralph Lozano. Consolation: 2. Dave Minnich, 3. Adam Letz-Jack Welty, 4. Gerry Curwin-Mike Marquis. Ladies Main: 2. Pam Nurnberger, 4. Erika Berg-Heather Godson. Consolation: 1. Kathy Smith-Terry Smith, 3. Ann Dirkse-Siggy Gudzus.
Thursday, Jan. 28, at Palmetto, SWCD D-14, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Erika Berg-Heather Godson, 2. Arlene McCague-Adriana Cramton, 3. Dianne Leonard-Letha DeVries, 4. Joan Erwin-Siggy Gudzus. Consolation: 1. Debra Williams-Paula Jacobson, 2. Sharon Hoyt-Judy Cross, 3. Pat Tomko-Tammy Heppeard, 4. Phyllis Gochenour-Donna Schultz. Men Main: 1. Larry Toole-J.R. Rathburn, 2. Peter Berg-Lowell Williams, 3. Larry Taylor-Jim Miller, 4.Bill Comford-Ron Nurnberger. Consolation: 1. Gilles Emard-Al Kaleel, 2. Jim Varda-Vern Wallingford, 3. Delmer Kohorst-John L. Brown, 4. Dwayne Cross-Terry McNamara.
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Friday, Jan. 29 at Palmetto, SWCD A-11, Any Ams/Any Draw Doubles. State Ams no points. 16 frames or 75 points. Main: 1. Rick Hall-Steve Biscontine, 2. Linda Irwin-Gary Lindsay, 3. Kay Thoreson-Gary Rotman, 4. Patricia Hartlage-Steve Slaughterbeck. Consolation: 1. Kathy Kendall-Arnie Congdon, 2. Ned Fogarty-Shirley Pendergrass, 3. Peter Aylen-Ken Mather, 4. Bill Bierema-Carol Maxwell.
Today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, is the second day of FL P-18A at Betmar, and P-18B at Hollywood, M/L Doubles, 75 points. Tuesday is also the second day of FL A-16A at Paradise Bay and FL A-16B at Hawthorne, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Thursday Feb. 4, SWCD D-15 at Bradenton, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points.
Friday, Feb. 5, at Bradenton, SWCD A-12, Any Amateurs/Any Draw Doubles. (No points for State Ams), 16 frames or 75 points.
Next Monday, Feb. 8, at Hollywood, FL P-19, M/L State-Sponsored Doubles, Open to All, 75 points (Extra points Red-Line Tournament, Main 8-6-5-3 rather than usual 5-4-3-2). Also Feb. 8, FL A-17 at Sebring, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Non-playing spectators and readers of this column may not realize that SWCD Draw Doubles, such as D-15 and A-12 this week, are all Frame Limited Games for the first 2 games, 16 Frames or 75 points, then the third game, if needed, is 8 frames on each color, no lagging with black out first on second color.
This seems fairer and saves time, hopefully drawing new players who have not liked waiting for the occasional long 75 point games. Please join us and give it a try. This may be the wave of the future.
Petticoat League, Monday, Jan. 25. Paradise Bay -10 at Mt. Vernon-8, Trailer Estates-6 at Village on the Green-12. Three game winners: Char Bowers-Paradise Bay, Sandy Kolasinski and Char Fischer-
Village on the Green. Standings: Mt. Vernon-76, Paradise Bay-68, Village on the Green-62, Trailer Estates-58.